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Thomas Randle.

Born Hollywood, Calif., 21 December 1958.

American tenor and composer.

Thomas (or Tom) Randle has had a versatile career in concert and opera, equally at home in modern work as in the operas of Handel and Mozart.

He trained in Los Angeles and in Germany, following a largely concert-based career. Sir Michael Tippett conducted a concert in Los Angeles in which Randle sang the Songs for Dov. This led to an engagement with ENO, where he made his operatic debut in 1988, as Tamino for the opening of the famous Nicholas Hytner production of The Magic Flute. He returned to ENO for Pelléas, Loge, Eisenstein and Steva, and created Dionysus in The Bakxai (Buller 1992).

His appearances with Scottish Opera began with Ferrando, which was followed (with lengthy gaps) by Idomeneo and Bajazet. He returned to Tippett for a performance of Olympion in The Ice Break (Royal Albert Hall 1990) and also worked at Glyndebourne as Tamino and Judas (The Last Supper). He sang Essex (Gloriana) at Opera North and at the Royal Opera House appeared as Essex and Inkslinger (Paul Bunyan).

Work in France includes Aix-en-Provence (Purcell's Fairy Queen 1989) as well as Paris Champs-Elysées (Rakewell, Bajazet) and Lausanne (Rakewell). He appeared at La Scala as Aegisth (Elektra), while work in Spain includes the title-role in Monteverdi's Orfeo at Valencia and the creation of Jack in Wuorinen's Brokeback Mountain (Madrid 2014). Appearances in Germany include Berlin (Tamino, Judas) and Hamburg (Tamino).

(October 2014)

Roles in Scotland

Ferrando a young army officer
Così fan tutte 1990
Idomeneo King of Crete
Idomeneo, Re di Creta 1996
Bajazet Sultan of Turkey, now a prisoner
Tamerlano 2006
Captain
Wozzeck 2014

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